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Is a bicyclist a driver or a pedestrian?

In Seattle, it is not uncommon to see bicyclists travellng on both the street and the sidewalk. This can raise a big question for drivers and pedestrians: Where do bikes actually belong? The answer may vary in certain conditions, but generally, bicyclists can use both pathways to travel.

What are ways to protect your child from bicycle accidents?

Like many Washington residents, you may remember the fun and freedom of riding a bike as a child and want your kids to have the same enjoyable experience. However, you may also worry about the risk of accidents and injuries. There are many ways that you may reduce the risk of an accident by helping your child learn to ride safely.

Can drivers and bicyclists cohabit the road peacefully?

Seattle residents often worry about transportation situations. Buses, trucks, cars, bikes, motorcycles and pedestrians all share the road. In a cramped and hectic city like Seattle, this can be a big problem. So how can you work together to share the road safely with other types of vehicles? Today, we'll focus on drivers and bicyclists.

Keeping your bike properly maintained can keep you safer

Riding your bicycle in Washington may be an efficient way for you to commute or even something you enjoy doing leisurely for exercise or relaxation. Whatever your mindset is when you put your helmet on and head out to ride, properly maintaining the components of your bike can help you to stay safer on your adventure. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we have helped support victims of bicycle accidents. 

Motorists do not look out for bicycles and motorcycles

No matter what vehicle you use, you need to be defensive at all times. Nowhere is that more pertinent than when you are on a bicycle. Studies have found that over half of all drivers on the road do not pay attention to whether a bicyclist is nearby. 

Safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians

Washington State is a great place for people who enjoy being active outdoors or for utilizing bicycles as a means of transportation to and from work, school or other locations. However, it is important for anyone on a bike or on foot to always be aware of the potential risks around them so they can remain safe.

Safety tips for cyclists and pedestrians

It is far from uncommon to see people on bicycles, walking or running around Seattle and other parts of Washington State. Residents in this part of the country are known to quite active. Whether using a bike or feet to commute to and from work or for pure pleasure and exercise, it is important that safety be kept top of mind, especially when on roads that must be shared with vehicles.

How can you stay safe on your bicycle?

Riding your bicycle around the beautiful scenery of Washington can be a lot of fun and allow you to experience the thrill and relaxation of riding in the open air. However, being on a bicycle and riding near motor vehicles can be quite hazardous and even dangerous if you do not pay attention. While there are general suggestions for riding your bike safely such as wearing a helmet, maintaining your bike and following traffic laws, being aware of some other essential safety suggestions can give you an even higher level of protection. 

Bike lanes: Why and how to use them

You may have noticed that bike lanes are becoming more and more common in Seattle. These changes to the road actually have a variety of benefits to both bikers and drivers, but what are they? How should people operate on the road with these protected lanes?

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